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Today's News - June 7, 2002

Yesterday there was a report about the Australian mall developer Frank Lowy and anxieties about his retail plans for Ground Zero. Today's report will either allay or increase concerns. The way some preservation groups have their hands out for funding has other groups up in arms. Rem Koolhaas gets praise and jabs in the same sentence. Denmark is taking a new approach to prison design - sounds more like most New York studio apartments we know - but would it beat living over a gas station? Rice may replace cement (but will it snap, crackle, and pop?)...

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Mall content: Australia's Frank Lowy wants to teach America a thing or two about shopping malls- The Economist

WTC Proposal Aiming High - David Childs/Skidmore, Owings & Merrill- NY Newsday

Poland Plans $50 million Jewish History Museum - Frank Gehry (AP)- ArchitectureGuide

Wrecker, Pass That Landmark By: National Trust for Historic Preservation list of endangered historic places- New York Times

A Cause's Surprise Heroes: preservation groups have been forced to find a new kind of honoree: the kind that fills benefit tables.- New York Times

Federal Panel Adopts Design For Pennsylvania Avenue - Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates- Washington Post

Kool Houses, Kold Cities: As an architect, Rem Koolhaas is inspired. As an urban planner, he's irresponsible. By Sarah Williams Goldhagen- The American Prospect

Homes over petrol stations urged to beat city crisis: Low buildings offer high rise opportunity- The Guardian (UK)

Prairie Design Awards Honour Regional Architectural Excellence During National Festival of Architecture- Canada NewsWire

Bhutan Capital Thimpu to Get $1 Billion Facelift: authorities drafted in U.S. architect Christopher Benninger (Reuters)- Yahoo New

Design Summit for Beijing 2008 Olympics Scheduled:- People's Daily (China)

A cell with a view: new design for the State Prison: Call it 'enlightened incarceration' - Friis & Moltke- The Copenhagen Post (Denmark)

Chinese hotel contract for Australian firm: Woodhead International has secured a $140 million contract to redesign and refurbish...the prestigious Dong Fang Hotel.- Infolink (Australia)

Why this is Temple Bar's most atrocious building: An extension to the Quays pub on Temple Bar Square...is a salutary lesson in what might have been - Frank Ennis and Associates- Irish Times

Rice Husks A Cheaper Option To Cement, Say Researchers- AllAfrica

Local government units (LGUs) launch a P100-billion program aimed at building more schoolbuildings across the country.- The Manila Times


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